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Johann Drumheller, a farmer, and his brother Johann [sic] (age 19) arrived from Reval at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

One of them married a widow named Anna Margaretha who had two children (surname not recorded): Johann Adam & Maria Katharina. They are recorded on the 1775 census of Schilling in Household No. 18.

Valentin Drumheller and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schilling in Household No. Sg019 along with a note that he is working as a shepherd in the colony of Anton.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that the Drumheller brothers came from the German region of Ansbach.


- 1775 Census of Beideck (No. 18).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Sg019.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #527.


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